First examples of functionalisation of meso-aryl tetrabenzotriazaporphyrins (TBTAPs) through cross-coupling reactions

Nuha Alharbi, Graham J. Tizzard, S. J. Coles, Mike Cook, Andy Cammidge (Lead Author)

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Recent synthetic advances have given convenient access to tetrabenzotriazaporphyrins (TBTAPs) functionalised with meso-aryl substituents. In this paper we report the first examples of further functionalization of the meso-sites through Suzuki-Miyaura and copper-free Sonagashira cross-coupling reactions of the meso-(bromophenyl)TBTAPs, demonstrating the breadth of new materials design now possible in the hybrid macrocycles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7227–7232
Number of pages6
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2015


  • Phthalocyanines
  • Porphyrins
  • Heterocycles
  • Synthesis
  • Hybrids
  • Cross-Coupling

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